Dr. Yijun Hou is Professor at Key Laboratory of Ocean Circulation and Waves, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography at Ocean University of Qingdao (now as Ocean University of China). Dr. Hou has engaged in the research of marine meso-scale processes, marine dynamic disasters and continental shelf circulation system. He has presided at more than 30 research projects in related fields, including several National High-tech R&D Program (863), CAS Strategic Priority Project, State Key Program of NSFC, National Key Research and Development Program, etc. Dr. Hou is the author and co-authors of 190 peer-reviewed journal articles. He gained the second prize of National Scientific and Technological Progress Award in 2005 and the first prize of Marine Engineering Science and Technology Award in 2013.